BIOL 311 Invertebrate Biology with Lab

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A course that examines the diversity of invertebrates, which are the vast majority of all animals on the planet, and how they can be useful proxies for understanding ecosystem processes. Topics will include the morphology, physiology, reproduction and ecology of major invertebrate groups. The course will also cover current issues in invertebrate conservation. Laboratories will emphasize original experimental approaches, data analysis, discussion of literature and field work to observe and collect invertebrates.